Police deputy assassinated outside cafe in Jalisco, Mexico

A graphic and disturbing video was shared on social media of a man being brutally assassinated by a group of people in broad daylight at a cafe in Jalisco, Mexico Monday. The man was identified as 47-year-old Carlos Manuel Flores Amezcua, the Deputy Director for Operations for the Municipal Police in Zapopan.

The four killers, two female, ambushed Flores Amezcua by pretending they were dining outside of the cafe. As he began to open the door to the cafe to go inside, they all drew concealed guns from their clothing and began shooting Flores Amezcua multiple times, even after he was down. The video footage was captured by an exterior security camera at the cafe.

While the suspects are still at large, it is believed they are involved in organized crime, which law enforcement officials have increasingly become targets of in Mexico.

Back in January, Donald Trump vowed that he would order the US military to declare cartels as enemy combatants if he were to be reelected president.

Trump said that he would “deploy all necessary military assets, including the US Navy, to impose a full naval embargo on the cartels” and “get full cooperation of neighboring governments to dismantle the cartels, or else fully expose the bribes and corruption that protect these criminal networks.”

This, he said, would be to combat drug distribution in the United States and overall violence from the criminals.

Flores Amezcua reportedly leaves behind three children and was a widower. He served for over 27 years in the Zapopan Police and was promoted to Commissioner, third in command in October 2021.

"Good friend, he was reliable in his work, he worked very well, unfortunately we never knew that he had any call or any aggression towards him. Unfortunately, this happened because he was the commissioner in charge of supervision. I don't know what happened," said the Chief Commissioner of the Zapopan Police, Roberto Lopez.

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